Daily Archives: November 13, 2008

Chinese Imperial examination system 科举

Traditional Chinese belief in the importance of education derived from the teachings of Confucius and other philosophers of the middle and late Zhou Dynasty (1045 BC–256 BC) periods, who held that man had a capacity for constructing a harmonious social … Continue reading

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The top 10 (wordsmith) money makers .. all novelists

These figures from Forbes represent earnings from June 2007 to June 2008 1. J.K. Rowling, $300 million 2. James Patterson, $50 million 3. Stephen King, $45 million 4. Tom Clancy, $35 million 5. Danielle Steel, $30 million 6. John Grisham, … Continue reading

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